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Piedmont shuttle - regional muscle. (Piedmont Airlines)

Piedmont Shuttle-- Regional muscle

The Piedmont Shuttle is causing quite a stir up and down the length of Florida. "We're seeing the best intrastate service we've had in years,' claimed Jack Johnson, Aviation Bureau director, Florida DOT. "Some of Piedmont's cities are seeing the only jets they've ever had.' Smaller Florida cities like Key West and Naples with Piedmont's Fokker F28 service are more used to seeing Cessna 402s, Embraer Bandeirantes and CASA 212s.

After four months of operation, the Piedmont Shuttle seems to have found a niche. With at least three daily flights to each of 12 cities within the state (ATW, 1/86), the 103 daily flights of the Piedmont Shuttle not only spreads passengers across the state, but also connects well with Piedmont's 44 daily interstate flights. …

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